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Nick Diaz set to Compete in WJJE Super Fight Next Month

Controversial MMA Fighter Nick Diaz set is compete again, but this time it will be in a Jiu-Jitsu Super Fight at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo on May 12th in Long Beach, California. According to Diaz’s Trainer Cesar Gracie,No Opponent has been signed yet but Diaz is confirmed to compete. Diaz, a black belt under Gracie, hasn’t competed in a BJJ match in over two years. Gracie said the UFC, “usually doesn’t want (Nick) competing (in BJJ) if it’s near a fight, (but) he has no fight lined up.”

Gracie added that he expects to find out this week when Diaz’s hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his positive drug test following his UFC 143 loss to Carlos Condit will take place. He teased last week via Twitter that Diaz’s MMA days aren’t over, despite retiring following the loss to Condit.

The first-ever World Jiu-Jitsu Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center. In addition to the Diaz super-fight, fans attending the Expo can take part in free seminars with BJJ stars Renzo Gracie, Braulio Estima, Roger Gracie, Robert Drysdale, Rodrigo Comprido and Andre Galvao.

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Nick Diaz Violated the Law and Lied on UFC 143 Pre-Fight Questionnaire

Nick Diaz fans were given hope yesterday that the star fighter could perhaps avoid suspension for testing positive for marijuana metabolites following his unanimous decision loss to Carlos Condit UFC 143 last month in their interim Welterweight championship bout.

That hope stemmed from the release of a report revealing the defense strategy the Diaz camp plans to use when the Stockton, Calif.,-based fighter appears before the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) next month to address the failed test, which “came as a surprise” for the medical marijuana card-carrying member.

Well, that hope was pretty short lived, as today the NSAC responded to Goodman’s assertions and then some, releasing the following statement (the bold print is my emphasis):

Not only did Nick Diaz violate the law by testing positive for marijuana metabolites, but he also lied to the Commission on his Pre-Fight Questionnaire when he swore that he had not used any prescribed medications in two weeks before the fight.

The pre-fight questionnaire can be found here (both the NSAC statement and questionnaire are courtesy of Yahoo sports). You’ll notice that it has several queries that relate to the physical health of the competitor, including whether or not the he has suffered any broken bones or other injuries in the past six months and if he has used prescribed- or over-the-counter medications in the past two weeks.

And this is where the problem seemingly lies for Diaz.

Diaz indicated that he had not used any such medication on the questionnaire. Meanwhile, Goodman and his defense team included a pair of affidavits in their report, one from Nick and one from John Hiatt, an organic chemist with a Ph.D from Yale who moonlights for Quest diagnostics, one of the leading diagnostic testing facilities in the world.

His affidavit states that he has a medical condition (ADHD), he has been prescribed medical marijuana to treat this medical condition and that he ceased using this medication eight days before his fight.

Hiatt’s affidavit essentially states that the level of metabolites found in Nick’s system was consistent with someone who had ceased using marijuana eight days prior to the test. (These affidavits are included in the full report that Goodman released yesterday).

So not only does the NSAC consider marijuana metabolites to indeed be against the law, it has also jumped on the fact that Diaz hid his use of marijuana from it on the pre-fight questionnaire.

Now, I’m not a lawyer, but it seems that you aren’t going to look very good when you come out guns blazing, only to find that one of your claims is in direct contradiction with something your client has already told the other side.

Stay tuned … this is far from from over.
Story Courtesy of MMA Mania and Luke Nelson

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It look’s like Diaz Vs Condit 2 Might just happen

Although nothing is set in stone the MMA World is a buzz about the possible rematch between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit. After a close fight at UFC 143 that left Diaz criticizing the judges’ decision, and threatening to retire from the sport altogether. Nick’s camp immediately requested a rematch, but Condit’s manager stated that they are not interested in fighting Diaz again and would rather take the fight with St-Pierre, even if it means waiting until late 2012. When President of the UFC Dana White was asked to comment about the Verdict and the possibility of a rematch he went on to say,“I know [St-Pierre] wanted that Diaz fight bad, but it’s not going to be Diaz so he better get angry with Carlos Condit or focus on Carlos Condit or whatever he needs to do. Carlos Condit won this fight. No matter how much Georges and Nick hate each other, Carlos Condit won”
But on Tuesday night Dana White announced on his Twitter page “The rumor is true. Carlos did accept the fight today and Carlos is coming [to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with me] on Friday not Thursday,” White did not say when the rematch will take place but it will be interesting to see what will happen in there next match and if anyone’s game plan might change because of how disappointed fight fan’s where after there UFC 143 Main Event bout ended. So what do you guy’s think? who’s interested to see Diaz Vs Condit 2???

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UFC 143 Diaz vs Condit Full Result’s

Welterweight Bout: 7-1 Daniel Stittgen 170 vs. 5-0  (W) Stephen Thompson 171  4:13 1st round KO High Round House Kick
Middleweight bout: 13-3-1 (W) Rafael Natal 186 vs. 11-0 Michael Kuiper 183 Unanimous Decision

Welterweight bout: 5-3 (W) Matthew Riddle 170 vs. 169 Henry Martinez 169 Split Decision
Welterweight bout: 14-11 (W) Matt Brown 171 vs. 5-2 Chris Cope 171 1:19 2nd round KO
Bantamweight bout: 6-4 Alex Caceres 136 vs. 8-1 Edwin Figueroa 135 Split Decision
Featherweight bout: 4-0 Max”Blessed”Holloway 144 vs. 11-1 (W) Dustin Poirier 146 3:23 1st round Triangle Arm Bar

Middleweight bout: 19-7 (W) Ed Herman 185 vs. 8-0 Clifford Starks 185 1:42 2nd round Rear Naked Choke
Bantamweight bout: 29-1-1 (W) Renan Barão 136 vs. 13-4 Scott Jorgensen 135 Unamimous Decision
Welterweight bout: 18-5 (W) Josh Koscheck 170 vs. 13-4 Mike Pierce 170 Split Decision
Heavyweight bout: 17-6 Roy Nelson 246 vs. 14-5-1 (W) Fabricio Werdum 246 Unanimous Decision
Interim Welterweight Championship bout: 27-5 (W) Carlos Condit 169 27-7-1 Nick Diaz 169 Unanimous Decision

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UFC Primetime Diaz vs Condit Episode 1,2,3

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Countdown to UFC 143 Full Show

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UFC Primetime – Diaz vs. Condit – Episode 1 – Part 2

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UFC Primetime Diaz Vs Condit

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Nick Diaz Talks about why he didn’t want to go to the UFC 137 Presser

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